Here at Brazil Center, we see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and since our beginnings in 2000, we’ve been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our 501(c)(3) Non-Profit upon: support, empowerment, and progress. Learn more about our mission, our vision, and how we go about making the changes we want to see.Brazil Center was created in 2004 by Brazilian immigrants Eduardo and Ana Paula MendonçaEduardo and Ana Paula, Brazilian immigrants, co-founded the nonprofit Brazil Center. and BrasilFest ( Brazilian Festival ) has been held free of charge at the Seattle Center since 1999. It is the area’s best-known Brazilian festival.Eduardo was born in Salvador, Bahia,Brazil. Eduardo is a guitarist, percussionist, singer, composer, and director of "Show Brazil!".He traces his heritage to a royal African family called "Mama Beka", meaning “Prophet of the Royal Court".Ana Paula is a Promoter and Co-Founder of Show Brazil Productions, a Seattle area company created in 1995 to promote Brazilian arts and education opportunities in the U.S and Canada.. Ana Paula Mendonça was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and has lived in the United States since 1987, a naturalized US citizen.